01/10/12

Cuban Piano Legend Chucho Valdés to Launch U.S. Tour

Carnegie Hall date to feature flamenco singer Buika

Cuban pianist and composer Chucho Valdés will begin a U.S. tour in Princeton, N.J. January 20. The 70-year-old Latin jazz legend, who founded the group Irakere in 1972, will be joined by Spanish jazz/flamenco/neo-soul singer Buika the following night at Carnegie Hall. This show will mark the first time the pair performs together in North America. Valdés and Buika recorded El Último Trago together in 2009 as a tribute to Mexican singer Chavela Vargas.

Valdés will be touring with the Afro-Cuban Messengers and will feature tracks from his Grammy-winning album, Chucho’s Steps, his first solo project since 2003’s New Conception.

Tour Dates

January 20 McCarter Theatre Princeton, NJ
January 21 Carnegie Hall New York, NY
January 22 Prudential Hall Newark, NJ
January 24 American Theatre Hampton, VA
January 26 Merriam Theater Philadelphia, PA
January 27 & 28 Jorgensen Auditorium Storrs, CT
January 29 Staller Center for The Arts Stony Brook, NY
January 31 Eisenhower Auditorium University Park, PA
February 1 Modlin Center for the Arts Richmond, VA
February 3 Center for the Arts Concert Hall Fairfax, VA
February 4 Fairfield University's Quick Center Fairfield, CT
February 7 Music Hall Center for Performing Arts Detroit, MI
February 8 Gartner Auditorium Cleveland, OH
February 10 The Englert Theatre Iowa City, IA
February 11 Sheldon Concert Hall St. Louis, MO
February 12 Missouri Theatre Columbia, MO
February 14 Gates Concert Hall Denver, CO
February 16 Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA
February 18 Barbara K. and W. Turrentine Jackson Hall Davis, CA
February 19 Dinkelspiel Auditorium Stanford, CA
February 20 Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA

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